The members of the Generation Kplus International Jury - Jan Naszewski, Rosario Garcia-Montero and Katharina Reschke - give the following awards:
The Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the best feature film, endowed with € 7,500 by the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk:
Mammu, es Tevi mīlu (Mother, I Love You) by Jānis Nords
One little lie can change everything, because it often takes an even greater lie to leave things unrevealed. The film touched us deeply, because it gives us a look in the inner conflict of a boy, who learns to take responsibility for his actions and experiences that friendship needs honesty. Congratulation to this wonderful film!
Satellite Boy by Catriona McKenzie
Sometimes you need to leave your home to know where you came from. Two boys set out for a journey across a breathtaking landscape to save their home. Good spirits and their traditions accompany them and help them to find a way back. At the end of the long walk Pete faces big decisions – and gains awareness of his roots.
The Special Prize of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the best short film, endowed with € 2,500 by the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk:
Cheong by Kim Jung-in
In order to gain acceptance one needs to learn to accept others. When a girl gives up one of her senses, she enters a new world – the one of her father. And although she cannot see it through his eyes, it is rich and satisfying. A very enjoyable and subtle impression about a life of blind people and their loved ones.
Ezi un lielpilseta (Hedgehogs and the City) by Ēvalds Lācis
Ever since Jurassic Park we know that "nature will always find a way". It's only natural then that when animals are moved to the city, they quickly learn to play by the local rules. Because human economy is nothing compared to the laws of nature. When concrete jungle turns back into a forest, you know there had to be some hedgehogs involved in that.